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State Liability System Survey

Description

This variable ranks tort systems by state. Information comes from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform Lawsuit Climate Survey.

Historical Ranks

Historical state ranks for State Liability System Survey across editions of the Rich States, Poor States.
State 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
47th 47th 47th 47th 47th 43rd 43rd 43rd 46th 46th
43rd 20th 20th 33rd 33rd 13th 13th 13th 12th 12th
14th 15th 15th 13th 13th 17th 17th 17th 25th 25th
41st 34th 34th 44th 44th 35th 35th 35th 41st 41st
45th 44th 44th 46th 46th 47th 47th 47th 47th 47th
21st 9th 9th 8th 8th 23rd 23rd 23rd 16th 16th
14th 19th 19th 24th 24th 25th 25th 25th 22nd 22nd
1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
36th 42nd 42nd 41st 41st 41st 41st 41st 44th 44th
31st 28th 28th 27th 27th 24th 24th 24th 31st 31st
42nd 45th 45th 35th 35th 29th 29th 29th 30th 30th
30th 26th 26th 18th 18th 6th 6th 6th 6th 6th
46th 46th 46th 45th 45th 46th 46th 46th 48th 48th
6th 4th 4th 3rd 3rd 14th 14th 14th 18th 18th
4th 7th 7th 5th 5th 10th 10th 10th 4th 4th
13th 10th 10th 14th 14th 5th 5th 5th 19th 19th
32nd 29th 29th 40th 40th 38th 38th 38th 39th 39th
48th 49th 49th 49th 49th 49th 49th 49th 49th 49th
4th 3rd 3rd 12th 12th 12th 12th 12th 14th 14th
29th 30th 30th 20th 20th 33rd 33rd 33rd 28th 28th
17th 18th 18th 9th 9th 19th 19th 19th 17th 17th
23rd 33rd 33rd 30th 30th 27th 27th 27th 24th 24th
2nd 11th 11th 11th 11th 4th 4th 4th 13th 13th
49th 48th 48th 48th 48th 48th 48th 48th 43rd 43rd
34th 31st 31st 37th 37th 34th 34th 34th 42nd 42nd
40th 38th 38th 43rd 43rd 45th 45th 45th 34th 34th
3rd 2nd 2nd 4th 4th 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd
28th 40th 40th 28th 28th 37th 37th 37th 35th 35th
6th 16th 16th 16th 16th 21st 21st 21st 5th 5th
26th 34th 34th 32nd 32nd 32nd 32nd 32nd 38th 38th
39th 37th 37th 41st 41st 44th 44th 44th 45th 45th
19th 25th 25th 23rd 23rd 18th 18th 18th 21st 21st
16th 20th 20th 17th 17th 20th 20th 20th 7th 7th
20th 13th 13th 2nd 2nd 8th 8th 8th 15th 15th
24th 32nd 32nd 29th 29th 30th 30th 30th 27th 27th
38th 17th 17th 31st 31st 42nd 42nd 42nd 33rd 33rd
17th 14th 14th 21st 21st 28th 28th 28th 32nd 32nd
32nd 36th 36th 33rd 33rd 39th 39th 39th 37th 37th
35th 39th 39th 38th 38th 31st 31st 31st 26th 26th
37th 43rd 43rd 39th 39th 39th 39th 39th 36th 36th
11th 12th 12th 9th 9th 10th 10th 10th 9th 9th
6th 22nd 22nd 19th 19th 26th 26th 26th 23rd 23rd
44th 41st 41st 36th 36th 35th 35th 35th 40th 40th
9th 5th 5th 7th 7th 9th 9th 9th 10th 10th
27th 8th 8th 25th 25th 16th 16th 16th 2nd 2nd
12th 6th 6th 6th 6th 7th 7th 7th 11th 11th
25th 26th 26th 25th 25th 22nd 22nd 22nd 29th 29th
50th 50th 50th 50th 50th 50th 50th 50th 50th 50th
10th 24th 24th 22nd 22nd 15th 15th 15th 20th 20th
22nd 23rd 23rd 15th 15th 3rd 3rd 3rd 8th 8th

Historical Values

Historical values for State Liability System Survey. The years listed correspond to the actual data years, not necessarily the publication of Rich States, Poor States.
State 2006 2008 2010 2012 2015
50.7 47.5 45.5 52.8 55.1
56 62.6 56.6 69.1 68.1
66.3 65.3 65 66.8 65.4
56.5 58 48.7 57.2 57.7
53.5 51.8 47.2 50.6 49.9
65.1 67.5 65.8 64.2 67.8
66.3 63.2 62.1 63.8 65.9
75.6 71.5 77.2 75.8 76.5
58.2 54.9 53.9 55.3 56
61.2 61.4 60.9 64 62.4
56.3 51.5 56.4 62.5 62.8
61.3 61.5 63.9 70.5 70.5
50.8 51.3 47.9 51.3 48
68.2 69.1 69.9 69 67.7
68.9 68 69.4 69.5 72.2
66.7 66.7 64.6 70.6 67.6
60.8 61.3 54.4 56.8 59
47.3 42.9 39.6 46.5 46.5
68.9 69.3 65.2 69.2 68
61.7 60.6 63.2 58.3 63.9
65.7 63.5 65.6 66.3 67.8
64.2 59.7 59.5 63 65.5
70.6 66.5 65.3 71.4 68
46.1 43.7 40 46.6 56.3
60 60.1 56.1 57.8 56.6
57.2 57.3 52.4 52.2 60.5
70 71.3 69.7 74.1 73
62 56.9 59.8 57 60.4
68.2 64.7 64.2 65.7 70.7
63.4 58 57.8 60.1 59.3
57.5 57.5 53.9 52.7 55.2
65.6 61.6 62.5 66.4 66.3
65.9 62.6 64 65.8 70.2
65.4 65.6 71.1 69.8 67.9
63.9 60 59.7 62.1 64.2
57.7 64.2 59 55 61
65.7 65.4 63 62.6 61.2
60.8 57.8 56.6 56.3 59.4
58.5 57.1 55.2 60.9 64.6
58.1 54.5 55.1 56.3 59.4
67 65.7 65.6 69.5 69.5
68.2 62.3 63.7 63.7 65.7
54.3 56.8 56.3 57.2 58.5
67.7 68.6 67.8 69.7 69
62.5 67.6 61.6 67.1 73.8
66.9 68.4 68.1 70.2 68.3
63.7 61.5 61.6 65.4 63.8
38 42.4 35.1 44.8 46.3
67.5 61.8 62.8 68.4 66.6
64.7 62.1 64.5 72.6 69.7

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